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  Lost net art work: Szilvia Seres, Culture is Consumer Goods, 1999 >>>
  The 7-minute video work that the website is based on shows recordings of various people organised into a grid, all explaining one-by-one: "Culture is goods, because ..."
  The text refers to the work of Hungarian artist Tamás St.Auby.
  Péter Hecker, Love, 1999

  The state power that proclaims consensual reality has forgotten that the world wide web is based on co-ordination, not subordination. On the face of it, the whole of Digitalia seemed to have been designed to restrain and alienate the average citizen: the slick advertising, the easily verifiable credit cards, the Eurodisc, the databases and the unprocessable mass of information all exemplify this. We could also concoct fanciful conspiracy theories, with supranational organisations, mysterious banking networks, industrial groups, drug bars, travelling super-agents, politicians acting as puppets. The techno-luddites go further: The Internet is about checks and balances at their most complete. "Big Cyber is watching you!" proclaim the paraphrased Orwellian idea.
Ferenc Kömlődi, 1999
  First ever Ars Electronica Festival: 1979
  Orwell’s book: 1984
  MetaForum Conference Series: 1994–1996 >>>
  Butterfly Effect exhibition: 1996 >>>
  Internet Galaxis event series: 1996–1998
  Amazon: founded in 1994
  Google: founded in 1998
  2001: science+fiction exhibition: 2001 >>>
  Facebook: founded in 2004